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The 5:2 Diet On Trial

It’s been over two years since the 5:2 diet first hit bookshelves, kick-starting an intermittent fasting fad that’s swept the mainstream media and attracted a host of A-list devotees, from Beyoncé to Benedict Cumberbatch. But does it actually work? How hard is it to stick to? And most...
Nippy mornings require a warming brekkie, and porridge is the definitive warming brekkie. Sure, you might have experimented with muesli or some other fanciful cereal during the summer, but come September it’s time to turn back to porridge. This is Britain after all – you can expect a...
Norman Parke is quietly making a name for himself in the UFC. His pro record shows just two defeats in 23 fights, and he’s undefeated in his five UFC bouts – in fact he’d be on an 11-fight winning streak if not for a point deduction against Leonardo...
If you’ve spotted the alarming headlines that claim almost 90% of men and 75% of women in the developed world are “overfat” you’re probably wondering what overfat means and how it’s different to being overweight or obese. The simplest definition of being overfat is carrying too much body fat....

Paleo Diet Explained

Eating smarter will help you hit your health and fitness goals faster – but which diet is the ideal one for you? Coach’s sister title Men’s Fitness assesses the evidence and asks the experts so you can make the right nutritional decisions. The Theory A way of eating based on...
1. Don’t suppress your rage It’s crucial to recognise that anger is a perfectly normal human emotion, and suppressing your rage can have far-reaching negative health impacts including anxiety, depression and physical damage to your heart, according to the British Journal Of Health Psychology. That said, moderation is essential because...

FitBrit 2014 final report

The FitBrit Challenge has become a staple of the UK cross-training scene – in 2014, its seventh year, a record 4,000 entrants set lung-busting qualifying times in Fitness First gyms around the country in a bid to reach the final. The list of men and women who made...

The Low-Carb Diet On Trial

The Theory Your metabolic system is adaptive. If your diet’s mainly starchy carbs, then it gets used to using those as your main energy source. And although your body is capable of generating glucose from other sources, it doesn’t have to, so it stops. Ditch the carbs for long enough...
The burpee is a phenomenal exercise. In fact, it’s perhaps the very best bodyweight exercise there is, working a multitude of muscles as well as getting the heart pumping. If you could only ever do one bodyweight exercise for the rest of your life, the burpee might well...

The Vegan Diet Explained

Veganism has never been more in vogue, in no small part due to Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s flirtation with a plant-based diet. Of course, many vegans aren’t only concerned with a healthy diet and forgo any animal products or by-products for ethical and environmental reasons (like these successful sporting...